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United States of America 1912 – 1956
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Totem lesson 2 [Totem Lesson 2] 1945
oil on canvas
OT 122
182.8 (h) x 152.4 (w) cm
signed and dated l.r., oil, "Jackson Pollock/ 45"
Purchased 1986
NGA 1986.1046
© Jackson Pollock. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
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Maude Riley, 'Jackson Pollock', Art Digest, vol. 19, no. 13, April 1945, p.59.

Clement Greenberg, review, Nation, 7 April 1945, p.397.

Clement Greenberg, review, Nation, 13 April 1946, p.445.

Jackson Pollock, 'My Painting', Possibilities, vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 1947-48, p.83 (ill.).

Clement Greenberg, 'The Situation at the Moment', Partisan Review, vol. 15, no. 1, January 1948, pp.80-4, p.80 (ill.).

Herbert Read, Art Now (first published London: Faber and Faber 1933). Totem lesson 2 (with title as Totem lesson 1), reproduced in 1948 edition, fig. 121 (Glasgow: University Press) and in subsequent editions.

Hal Burton, 'Jackson Pollock: He Paints As He Pleases', Newsday, 1 December 1950, p.49 (ill.).

Leo Steinberg, 'Month in Review', Arts, vol. 30, no. 3 December 1955, pp.43-4, cf. p.44.

Dore Ashton, review, Arts and Architecture, vol. 73, January 1956, p.10 (ill.).

Filiberto Menna, 'L' "Astrattismo Romantico" di Jackson Pollock', Commentari, vol. 9, no. 3, August-September 1958 (ill. fig. 2).

Sam Hunter, Modern American Painting and Sculpture, New York: Dell Publishing Col, 1959, p.144.

Frank O'Hara, Jackson Pollock, New York: George Braziller, 1959, p.21 (ill. pl. 23).

Bryan Robertson, Jackson Pollock, London: Thames and Hudson; New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1960, pp.23, 137.

Werner Haftmann, Painting in the Twentieth Century, 2 vols, New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1961, vol. 2, p.496; London: Lund Humphries, 1965, vol. 2, p.364 (ill. fig. 897).

Simone Frigerio, 'Les Expositions à l'Étranger: Zurich, Pollock', Aujourd'hui: art et architecture, no. 34, December 1961, p.61, p.60 (ill.).

Dore Ashton, The Unknown Shore: A View of Contemporary Art, Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Co., 1962, pp.45-8, p.47 (ill.).

Robert L. Delevoy, Dimensions of the Twentieth Century, Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Co., 1965, p.213 (ill. col.).

Barbara Rose, American Art Since 1900, New York: Frederick A. Praeger; London: Thames and Hudson, 1967, p.172 (ill. pl. 6-21). 'Art with a "Life of Its Own"', Christian Science Monitor, April 20 1967, p.13 (ill.).

Harold Rosenberg, Artworks and Packages, New York: Horizon Press; London: Thames and Hudson, 1969, p.64 (ill.).

Werner Haftmann, 'Masters of Gestural Abstraction', Art Since Mid-Century, 2 vols, Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1971, vol. 1, pp.13-49, p.19 (ill. pl. 3).

Sam Hunter, American Art of the Twentieth Century, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972, p.164 (ill.).

Judith Wolfe, 'Jungian Aspects of Jackson Pollock's Imagery', Artforum, vol. 11, no. 3, November 1972, pp.65-73, cf. pp.72.-3.

B.H. Friedman, Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1972, pp.76, 100.

Ellen Johnson, 'Jackson Pollock and Nature', Studio International, vol. 185, no. 966, June 1973, pp.257-62, p.258 (ill.).

Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, 4 vols, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1978, vol. 1, pp.118, 119 (ill. no. 122).

Stewart Buettner, American Art Theory 1945-1970, Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1981, pp.84, 85 (ill.).

Rosalind E. Krauss, Passages in Modern Sculpture, Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1981, p.152 (ill.).

Elizabeth Frank, Jackson Pollock, New York: Abbeville Press, 1983, pp.51, 54 (ill.).

Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, Modern Art: From Post- Impressionism to the Present, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985, p.268 (ill.).

America: Art and the West, The American-Australian Foundation for the Arts, 1986 (exhibition catalogue), n.p. (ill. col; listed in catalogue as cat. no. 65 but not included in exhibition).

Michael Desmond, 'Recent Acquisitions', Australian National Gallery Association News, November-December 1986, pp.4-5, p.4 (ill.).

W. Jackson Rushing, 'Ritual and Myth: Native American Culture and Abstract Expressionism', The Spiritual in Abstract Painting 1890-1985 (exhibition catalogue), Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986, pp.273-312, p.291 (ill.).

Ellen g. Landau, Jackson Pollock, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989, pp.137, 139 (ill. col.).

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